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Barrel Aged B.O.R.I.S. Oatmeal Imperial Stout - Hoppin' Frog Brewery

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2,120 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,120
Reviews: 575
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 8.6%
Wants: 259
Gots: 655 | FT: 70
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Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  9.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ClockworkOrange on 02-02-2009

English-style Imperial Stout aged in Kentucky bourbon barrels.

Batch 1- 2009(April) GOLD cap
Batch 2- 2009(July) GOLD
Batch 3- 2009(Oct) GREEN
Batch 4- 2010 BLACK
Batch 5- 2011 RED
Batch 6- 2012 WHITE
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Hoppin Frog Barrel Aged BORIS

Thanks to ncketchum for the bottle. Poured from 22oz bottle into CBS snifter. Served slightly chilled.

A) This one pours out like motor oil. I mean really like motor oil. Black.... No light is going to get through this. A nice big creamy mocha head is produced upon the pour. This settles rather quickly with some minimal lacing.

S) A nice vanilla bean aroma. The barrel aging is very prevalent in the aroma of this beer. Wonderfully woody, and a pleasing bourbon aroma engulf your sense of smell.

T) This one follows the nose nicely. Roasted malt, and some nice bitter chocolate are present. This provides adequate balance and does not get overly sweet. Finishes with a good amount of bourbon and oak.

M) A full bodied brew with a light amount of carbonation. The feel is slightly syrupy, but smooth overall from mouthfeel perspective.

O) This is a fine barrel aged stout indeed.... I'd prefer a BCBS or a KBS, but Hoppin Frog can hold their head up high with this effort. This is an excellent beer.

Paired with a fresh baked chocolate muffin.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Bomber shared with friends and poured into a tulip. The brew appears black in color with a dark brown head. A swirl revives a finger worth of creamy froth that displays decent retention and produces spotty lace patterns on the glass.

The aroma is toasty and roasty with a scent of fresh oats and chocolate mingled with dark fruity alcohol notes. A bit of raw oak and a hint of spicy quality reminescent of raw oak.

The taste includes that previously mentioned raw oak, woody with roast and coffee. Some bitter chocolate and earthy grain blend in with some solvent alcohol that is a little fruity.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. A pleasant mixture of roasty and fruity character but with a raw barrel presence to mix things up. It is nice but for the price not something id revisit again anytime soon.

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Barrel Aged B.O.R.I.S. Oatmeal Imperial Stout from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
96 out of 100 based on 2,120 ratings.